By Sonya W Workout wear can reflect your mood, comfort level, and sense of fashion. But what if a woman’s choice is a distraction to other gym-goers? Sensitive male (and female) eyes may be confused and agitated, not knowing where to look. Surely, there must be some limit to how much cleavage a woman should […]
My short answer: Yes. My slightly longer answer: I might still think there are interesting, critical things to be said about a person’s choices in a society with such thick and strongly enforced gender norms, but ultimately–whatever I may think about another person’s choices–I respect what other women want, especially what they want to wear. […]
This is a question I get a lot, and I got it five times yesterday so it seems like it’s time to blog about it. It goes something like this: “We love our fat [loved one], but we’re concerned about their health. We think they need to lose [insert number of pounds.] How do we […]
There needs to be more then one like button on this post. One is not enough.
Recently PS Mag posted an article called “The Youngest Casualties in the War on Obesity.” It opens with the story of Jaime, a 11 year old who developed an eating disorder after she her school publicly measured and announced her BMI, and she decided that lowering her BMI might make her more popular. “I don’t think […]
We have started watching Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. It is fabulous. The trailer left me in stitches on the floor when I saw it awhile back. I am really looking forward to the next episode.
I got the following e-mail today: This whole Health at Every Size thing is nothing more than fat people justifying being fat and being too lazy to diet. It simply makes no sense in any other contex…
(This post was actually written several months ago. Just discovered that I forgot to hit publish, but that is OK.)
I have a week and a half off. My partner is still working, so we aren’t going anywhere. But my partner does have Friday off for my b-day. (There will be cookies n’ cream cupcakes.)
It is so nice to pump iron like there is no tomorrow. I know for this week I can go home and lay on the sofa for an hour or two and watch Netflix after my lifting session so there is no holding back. I can be productive later.
I need to get some stuff done in terms of cleaning up our apartment, but I am doing it in small batches. I despise the never ending element to cleaning. Yesterday was bathe the dog and clean the bathroom day. (It is absolutely critical to execute these activities in that exact order.) My dog is also happier for the week (I am forgetting the bathing incident when I say this) because she is getting extra walks and lots of company. Yay for time away from work.
What I do hate about vacation is the fact everyone keeps asking me “Where are you going?” or “Are you going anywhere?” like vacation is not vacation unless you are going somewhere. When I say “No. I am staying home” people then ask “Why not?” and give me a funny look like I am wasting my vacation. The way some co-workers talk about their vacations it almost sounds like they are completing for the “who had the best vacation” award. Is there such a thing? Personally, I call any vacation where I rested plenty and spent time doing something I enjoy a successful vacation. (Not bankrupting myself on travel is also good.)